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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: [solved] tcpdump doesn't produce a pcap file Reply with quote

Code:
# tcpdump -w test.pcap -i ppp0 -c 2
tcpdump: listening on ppp0, link-type LINUX_SLL (Linux cooked), capture size 65535 bytes
2 packets captured
6 packets received by filter
0 packets dropped by kernel


# ls -l
total 0

# eix -I tcpdump
[I] net-analyzer/tcpdump
     Available versions:  3.9.8 3.9.8-r1 ~4.1.1 ~4.2.0 ~4.2.1 4.3.0 {(+)chroot ipv6 (-)samba smi ssl suid test}
     Installed versions:  4.3.0(07:39:32 PM 02/01/2013)(chroot ipv6 ssl test -samba -smi -suid)
     Homepage:            http://www.tcpdump.org/
     Description:         A Tool for network monitoring and data acquisition

What I'm missing ?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chroot on? Look in /var/lib/tcpdump. Wasn't aware of this feature until now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papahuhn wrote:
Look in /var/lib/tcpdump.
gah - does the man page mentioned this location ?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I strace'd it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papahuhn wrote:
No, I strace'd it.
:-D thx
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